Archive for the 'Television' Category

Broadcasting Tension

Friday, February 6th, 2009 by Jon

In a post regarding an article in The Atlantic on NFL broadcasts, Jason Kottke theorizes that the advent of instant replay beyond just a television tool, but as an official part of the game, lends itself to greater drama and tension for the viewer.  Supposedly in place to correct blatant errors from stealing a team’s victory, it has become to be used to verify all calls and take away the instant release of excitement and euphoria with a score.


CFL Shocker!

Sunday, August 19th, 2007 by Jon

This is a quick post to address a couple CFL events the past 24 hours. A Hamilton-Saskatchewan trade needs some analysing and the CBC needs to make explanations for its lack of CFL coverage once again.

Analyzing the CFL-TSN TV Deal

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 by Jon

Earlier this week the Canadian Football League announced a new five-year exclusive broadcast and new media rights deal with TSNRDS starting in the 2008 season. The announcement was not a surprise, with the deal speculated on for months prior. Some factors of the deal have lead to questions about what affects a new deal will have on the broadcast landscape and the CFL. A full analysis of what the CFL gained and gave up provides the best tool to decide if this was a good deal.

OC Jottings

No jottings in the last 7 days. Here is a random jotting.

  • September 24, 2007
    Frank Clair Stadium Faces Partial Demolition → Demolition without rebuilding will certainly eliminate any possibility of CFL expansion to Ottawa. There will be strong voices that will want the whole structure demolished so the land may be re-developed. Another possibility, though more expensive, is to reclaim the stadium land for re-development and build a whole new stadium at an alternative location. If that provides the stadium experience to attract fans to soccer and football events it may be worth it. #
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